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Preventing a Hunched Back

A lot of patients come in and say, “I don’t want to end up looking like that old lady pushing that walker around the grocery store hunched forward, barely able to lift her head and looking over the edge of the shopping cart.” First of all, let’s think about it. What causes it? It could be from a trauma experienced…

What Does a Chiropractor Do?

There are people all over the world who swear by the benefits of seeing a chiropractor regularly. Maybe your own health professional has recommended you see one to cure some of your various aches, pains, and ailments. Among people with neck and back pain, around 74% have sought chiropractor for treatment. But what, exactly, does a chiropractor do? According to…

can tai chi help with lower back pain

Can Tai Chi Help with Back Pain?

Back pain. Those two little words resonate with so many! After all, back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. The pain can be dull and constant or sudden and sharp. Needless to say, those who suffer from chronic pain seek relief wherever and however they can. Treatments vary depending on your condition, and…

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When Should I See an Everett Chiropractor?

If you’ve never visited a chiropractor, you may wonder what even is the point of seeing one? You know it has something to do with backs and spines but what specifically would make someone book an appointment? What can a chiropractor do for you? Just as one may see their primary care physician to treat an infection, a viral condition…

psychosocial connection to back pain

Can Psychological Factors Contribute to Back Pain?

Standing on your feet for long periods of time; improperly lifting heavy objects; sitting too long–these are common physical occurrences that can lead to back pain, particularly evident in the workplace. But what about psychology? How about social factors? Could there be factors outside the physical realm that affect low back pain, specifically? A group of psychologists conducted a study…

Back pain and being overweight

How Does Being Obese Affect Back Pain?

Is there a connection between weight and back pain? Quite simply–yes! It goes without saying that being overweight is unhealthy. But aside from increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., those with those extra pounds are at risk for lower back pain, too. Further, a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism found that overweight and…

Why is good posture important?

The Importance of Good Posture

Have you ever felt like your mother was nagging you when she kept reminding you to stand up straight? Mom was right. Standing up straight helps promote good posture, and good posture is actually good for you. Let’s first take a look at the word “posture.” What’s it mean exactly? You might think of it as simply how you stand,…

avoiding winter injuries

Be Careful This Season! Avoid These Common Winter Injuries

Wintertime can conjure up a lot of warm and fuzzy memories for many. Unfortunately, for some, winter injuries can put a damper on the spirit of the season! As temperatures drop and merrymaking festivities begin, there accidents just waiting to happen. The good news is, we’ll identify common injuries and how to prevent them! Decorating How dangerous does decorating sound?…